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Enders
8/21/2009 6:16pm,
Just a new face, kind of just now getting into MMA, more to the self defense side I guess. More general interest than a hard core "I'ma fight everyone and their dog" style.

I appreciate the no bullshit style and attitude here.

Any advice on starting out is welcome.

Thank you in advance.

Crushing Step
8/21/2009 8:01pm,
Advice in what? Where you at? Are you in a MA school now?

slideyfoot
8/22/2009 5:01am,
Any advice on starting out is welcome.

This is grappling specific rather than MMA in general, but here's the usual BJJ noob response:

You might find this BJJ Beginner FAQ (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/10/bjj-beginner-faq.html) useful, as a new student in BJJ.

As I mention in that FAQ, for further reading on BJJ, I'd recommend the following threads:

Training, Stagnation and Tapping (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=974042)

Maximizing what you get out of rolling (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1253088)

Protecting Yourself During Sparring (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1234198)

BJJ Rolling Guide for Beginners (http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f12/bjj-rolling-guide-beginners-926678/#post29020042)
Grappling Basic Principles (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20609)

Advice for Noobs (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1776425&postcount=1)

10 Quick Tips for White Belts (http://www.aesopian.com/353/10-quick-tips-for-white-belts/)

First Day Lesson (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1232603)

Fundamental 5 (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1019474)

Obvious Epiphanies (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62601)

And the following articles:

Starting BJJ Classes (http://www.grapplearts.com/Starting-BJJ-Classes.htm)
Nuggets of Advice (http://www.aesopian.com/127/nuggets-of-advice/)
Beginning BJJ (http://www.beginningbjj.com/index.html) (free e-course and e-book)
The Journey to Blue Belt (http://www.aesopian.com/112/the-blue-belt/)
Getting Started (http://www.mastersdivision.com/blog/2009/05/getting-started.html)